Vibrant Communities Speaker Series: Building the Cycling City – September 18
Join us for an inspirational night of Active Transportation learning and discussion. We are very excited to announce our guests for the evening are Modacity’s Melissa Bruntlett and Daniel Vriend, the General Supervisor Urban Places from the City of Edmonton. Melissa joins us on the heels of Modacity’s August 28th launch of their first book titled, Building the Cycling City.
The book has been endorsed by the likes of Charles Montgomery, author of the Happy City, Urbanist Brent Toderian and former Chief Planner of the City of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat. Melissa will discuss how the Netherlands has become the world’s top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. Daniel Vriend will discuss what the City has been doing to promote cycling and how it relates to the approach in the Netherlands.
When: Tuesday, September 18, doors at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, 10242 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta
Our presentation begins at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and appetizers will be available along with discussion afterwards.
Reserve your tickets on our Eventbrite page.
Melissa Bruntlett’s Bio
Melissa believes it is imperative to build cities that work for every citizen, and uses her experience as a writer, marketer, producer, and mother to share the human perspective of multi-modal transportation to a mainstream audience.
With a background in sales, marketing, and project management, and serving as an active volunteer in her community, she is continually developing written, visual, and audio content that inspires and challenges organizations to reach out to a broad audience, and promote more livable urban environments.
“I strive to create cities where my children can flourish, and where the simple act of moving through their city is a safe, simple, and enjoyable act.”